Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. It affects approximately 8% of women, and the signs and symptoms of PCOS can vary. They may include:
PCOS can be challenging to diagnose because there is no single diagnostic test. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of at least two of the following criteria:
While news that you have this condition can be worrisome, it is important to know that PCOS symptoms can be managed. Most women with PCOS are still able to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. This may be achieved with lifestyle changes, while some women will require medications or additional fertility therapy in order to conceive.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing PCOS. Not every drug or treatment is guaranteed to work for everyone, but there are many tools to help women with PCOS achieve successful pregnancies.
If you think you may have PCOS or have been diagnosed and are trying to conceive, our experts are here to help you prepare your fertility plan and grow your family.
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